On Aug. 21, Mama D’s restaurant opened the doors to its new location on North Main Street in Ashland City. 

The first day was a bit of a challenge when the air conditioning unit was out and it had to shut down because of the intense summertime heat and humidity.

Mama D’s was first located inside of Stonebridge Books, Gifts and Music on North Main Street when it opened in October 2016.

In a little over a year and a half, the establishment had become a friendly hangout known for its homemade comfort foods, downhome hospitality, friendly smiles, warm hearts and bountiful blessings.

Once the air conditioning was fixed, loyal customers began to find their way to Mama D’s new home just a few hops, skips, sidesteps and jumps down the road.

The new space features a variety of dining room tables and chairs that add a sense of family dining.

Kevin Thompson said he was glad that the family restaurant had reopened.

“So glad they are back — we love their breakfasts and lunches,” Kevin said. “They give great service and just really good people.”

Mama D’s owner Diana Morris and her daughter, Rachel Brown, both said they love the new space.

“It’s an open dining area with natural light — bright and cozy,” Diana said. “And there’s even more space in the in the kitchen area.”

The work staff includes Morris, Michael Morris, Rachel Brown, Bubba Brown, Elizabeth Ramirez, and Angela Sanders.

Longtime regular customers Roy Dye and Adrienne Sartorious said they are happy to see Mama D’s up and running again.

“These are wonderful people with great food and a love for making others happy and comfortable,” Sartorious said.

Dye recently helped out when the air conditioning went out by getting several large fans set up to help get customers and the staff as cool as possible.

Diana Morris said that she has a clear plan in place for keeping customers satisfied and coming back for double portions of hospitality.

“We’re keeping the basic menu of soups, salads and sandwiches,” she said. “We’ll be adding homemade ice cream and a baked chicken sandwich. We’ll also have peach cobbler baked daily.”

Available soups include Tuscan, chicken tortilla, taco soup, broccoli cheddar and chili.

“Loaded potato soup will be offered every day,” said Diana.

“I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated,” Morris said. “Like I’ve said before, if I put a smile on somebody’s face, then it is mission accomplished. First and foremost, for me is ministry. I mean I want to give them a good meal, but if they have a special need or they want to have prayer, that’s what I want to do because people are important to me.”

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MAMA D’s

Where: 605 N. Main St. in Ashland City (new location)

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 7-10 a.m. for breakfast and 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays; on Saturdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays (breakfast only).

Contact: (615) 246-1206 or on Facebook

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